Monday, May 17, 2021

Sleep on it

A one-off software system quit working at work. I'd been trying to figure out why before I went on vacation today.

I woke at 3 this morning with a simple answer: one technical bit of prep hadn't happened. I didn't want to wake anybody up getting up to fix it, so I made a mental note to deal with it first thing on getting up and went back to sleep. Hurray for sleeping on a problem!

I didn't get back to sleep at once--and ten minutes later realized that it would have never worked in the first place without the prep. That hadn't been the answer.

Middle-of-the-night realizations have never been correct for me. Nor have midnight plot ideas worked.

Some people's dreams are useful. Not mine.

1 comment:

Deevs said...

I've had quite a few dreams where, in the dream at least, I come up with a solution to a problem I'm working on. Then I wake up and either have no idea what the solution is or realize it's complete nonsense. So, I'm right there with you on this one.